Kailha Winter-Smith – Co-Founder and Coordinator of Fredericton Area
I am Kailha Winter-Smith Co-Founder and Coordinator of Fredericton and surrounding area. I am a mom of three Beautiful Boys two of which we adopted from Nunavut from Birth in which we are so blessed, and Logan who’s been in my life since he was three years old when I met his dad (Jason Smith my husband). Jason and I Fostered many children over 6 years before adopting and have done respite over the years. This is why starting Fostering Closet was so important to me because I understand the need.
Aside from Fostering Closet, I work full time at UNB as an Assistive Technologist supporting with and without Disabilities around finding Technology and program options that will support their barriers in academics. I also am a Reservist Officer with Canadian Armed Forces working with their Cadet youth program and Teach Figure Skating and Canskate in the Winter months. I am advocate for people with Disabilities and sit on different boards across NB and Canada.
I would not be able to do any of this without the support of my incredible husband, Jason Smith is also quite active in the Fostering closet. We have both realized the need and love the idea of supporting families that have children in care with things that they need and it also than help with the fact we are not buying new but re using what is already out there but getting donations from other families and people.
Fostering Closet is a labour of love for me, and I look forward to continuing to support families in the years to come.